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The Iranian Women’s Dragon Boat Racing Team

I make a short film about a dragon boat racing team from the most unlikely of places.

At the end of last year I went to a dragon boat racing event that was held on a reservoir in Penang. Teams from all over the world streamed in to race, but one team in particular caught my attention: the Iranian female dragon boat racing team.

Apparently, an English guy brought dragon boat racing to Iran around 15 years ago and it caught on as a sport for women. Petra and I filmed them throughout their races and something about it showed the fundamental essence of sport.

Filed under: Iran, Malaysia, Sports, Vlog
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